in San Francisco.
So the 40 Niners are a seven and 1/2 point favor for this game.
I mean, you would have to be crazy toe, not favor them.
This team is an absolute, like force to be reckoned West.
And I'm gonna be the first to say that.
I really thought that this team was like, knowledge.
It I really thought that they were basically like a joke.
This team was, I think, when I kind of tweeted it out was eight.
No, like they weren't beating teams that had great records and their defense look phenomenal on stuff like that.
So then it comes later in the season and they get to the the stronger part of their schedule and they look great.
It's still almost look the same.
Another stats were a little bit.
Their defensive stats were a little bit lower than, um, they were in the times before, But obviously you're going to give up a little bit more points is gonna be harder to force turnovers, score points.
So if I thought when you are facing stronger teams, but they still pulled out a lot of wins, I only ended up with three losses and the number one seed in the NFC playoffs.
So the first time that these teams met, it was in Levi Stadium, Week 12 for Sunday Night Football.
It was hugely hyped up.
It was like, Oh, the winner of this is most likely going to get the number one seed.
It's gonna be hard to catch them.
So they flex it to Sunday Night Football and the Packers absolutely got embarrassed.
It was, you know, the first Dr Aaron Rodgers fumbled in the rest of the game.
They just look confused.
They just They didn't know how to react to this, like stout defense that they were facing.
So the 40 Niners basically blew the Packers out there on the Packers.
Only end up scoring eight points.
I'm pretty sure Devante Adam Or maybe it was Jamal Williams scored a touchdown and they got a two point conversion.
I myself is a Packers fan.
Thought that it was going to be 2018 Game one against, Ah, Week one against the Bears, you know, fall back and and Rogers comes out and performs in the second half and they, you know, come back take the lead, but both sides of the Packers offense and defense just could not get anything.
They couldn't stop Kittle.
They couldn't do anything.
So I'm looking at how much this team has changed since then.
While they haven't lost a game since Week 12 before has been calling way better games, offense has been clicking a little bit.
But my biggest thing for me is that the Packers defense has actually been looking way better now.
At the beginning of the season, they were this team.
Oh my God, they're gonna have one of the best defense is in the league.
They're forcing all these turnovers and then they they completely like, changed their allowing all these points.
They're not forcing his money, turbo turnovers or not getting as many interceptions.
All this stuff and then the backup of the season.
Like the last 56 games, they were back to the 12 and week three form, so I just have some stats and numbers for you.
So before the San Francisco game, they were allowing the Packers offense were scoring 22.
5 points again and the defense were the defense's were allowing 20.
5 points a game and 300 basically 385 total yards per game.
So this doesn't include the San Francisco game.
So and then after the San Francisco game, when they haven't lost, the offense has been scoring 24.
3 points average game.
The defense has only been allowing 15.
7 points a game, and they've only been allowing a little over 300 total yards.
This is these numbers are completely different.
The offense has been clicking, a little more, been able to score, and the defense hasn't been allowing as much.
They've been forcing more turnovers.
They've been able to stop the run a little bit better.
Of course, they're still gonna have a couple games where they're gonna have, you know, 100 yard rushers.
But they're doing way better.
So since the 40 Niners air favorite in this game, and everyone knows how strong of a team they are, I'm a little bit more focused on how I think the Packers could pull off the win.
They're obviously underdogs.
They've been underdogs a lot this season.
They're the worst 13 and three team out there, so I'm kind of gonna focus on that.
So the main thing for me, the first thing when you think about getting the Packers going and Helicon plot a win is getting their star running back.
Aaron John's going.
He's huge in the screen name.
He's huge in the receiving game.
He's obviously I mean, he's a running back.
He's obviously she's in the running game.
He's been able to.
He's a vital part of this offense, and the Packers tend to struggle when Aaron Jones doesn't get going.
So some more stats for you.
So the Packers have three losses against the Eagles, Chargers and 40 Niners.
Aaron Jones against the Eagles had 13 carries for 21 yards, and against the charges, he had eight carries for 30 yards.
And then against the 40 Niners, he had 13 Kerry's and 38 yards.
He has has not been able to get going in any of the losses.
He is really like the main focus of this offense.
Obviously, you know, we have Davante Adams and we have Aaron Rodgers, but like I said, if we don't get this guy going, what our offense falls apart because you mean ah balanced run game.
If you don't have it, then all the pressure is gonna be on Adam's.
All the pressure is gonna be on Rogers, and it's just not going to go that way, because the 40 Niners secondary is really good.
So there's a living one game where Aaron Jones hasn't had 100 plus yards rushing when he's had 16 or more carries.
And that was last Sunday against the Seahawks.
He had 21 carries in 62 yards, so every other game that he's had 16 or more carries, he has hit 100 or more rushing yards.
So another part of our offense that I mentioned earlier is Davante Adams.
He's he's the star receiver for our team.
Ah, lot of people all season have been questioned.
While we don't have a lot of receiver to, we don't have a wide receiver to we really, though.
I mean, Lazard has really stepped up in that sense, but Davante Adams is our star receiver and to me personally, I do believe that he is a top five receiver.
I mean, he missed four games a season and he was only three yards short.
He was only three yards short of 1000 yards, and he is the only He's the only person to have three seasons on Lee Leverage Fever to have three seasons in a row where he's had 10 or more touchdowns.
And he has the most touchdowns since 2016.
Even with not having a touchdown until, like 3/4 away through the season, this season end missing four games.
He's one of the most absolute elite route runners that you can get.
He beats everybody at the line, and if he if he just happens to not beat you at the line, then there's this chant.
Then there's a very, very, very high chance that he's gonna switch up routes on you and he's gonna be able to get wide open.
If you watch the Packers Seahawks game, I mean, he was blowing these corners and safeties out of the water.
They cannot get him to a wide open touchdowns to this guy because he was just able to confuse the secondary and beat them on his route.
So we're gonna have to see Kumerow, Lazard and Graham all step up.
I want to say Marquez about a scam.
Ling and I want to see Alison, but they just haven't been a vital part of this offense, like I thought that they were going to be.
So for me, Graham really needs to step up.
He did step up a little bit last game.
His numbers were outstanding, but he, you know, was able to get open a couple times for key first downs, especially the one to seal it Last week against the Seahawks, Lazard ended up getting hurt last week, and he wasn't able to perform that, uh, through the rest of the game.
I think he only had.
He only had one catch for maybe like nine yards or something like that.
And then he hits like angle injury like thigh injury.
Something like that was not able to keep him in the game, but he really has stepped up.
He has been a monster on third downs.
He has hem and air.
Connected for over 100 yards, 22 touchdowns.
I believe on third down.
Like he this shows you how much air lodgers trust him and wants to go to him for third down, so he definitely needs to step it up.
I hope he's been practicing well, and I hope he doesn't end up getting hurt in this game because we will kind of be relying on him.
In the past game, I mean, D'Amato Adams had 100 and 60 yards, which, if I was a Packard franchise record in the playoffs.
But you can't just say the one receiver because if you double team him, even though he can get open, that's gonna shut down a lot of options for the Packers.
So pass protection.
The last time that the Packers played, the 40 Niners blogger was out maybe halfway through the first quarter.
If that he ended up getting her inbox here, I was going through a back injury.
Now Bachtiar is healthy.
Bloggers back practicing.
He's gonna be in the game.
It's gonna be huge to give Aaron Rodgers more time, so he holds on to the ball way longer than people want him to it.
Almost four seconds, I believe so.
You can't hold onto the ball that long, but there's 40 Niners pass rush.
I mean, they get to you in the matter of, like, two seconds, maybe three.
If that you have to be able to release the ball in under two seconds.
But if the Aaron Rodgers has the past protection that he's had almost all season with these two and you know the rookie Oh, Malcolm Jenkins, he just allowed his first sack against the Seahawks all season.
Only that's the only stock he's allowed.
They need the path he needs the past protection because everybody knows how well Aaron Rodgers can do or any quarterback and do with a clean pocket.
Just you need pass protection.
It's absolutely vital to be ableto get down the field and score some points.
So now you kind of switching over to the Packers defense, which is my favorite part of the team, actually, so you have to be able to force turnovers.
The Packers are 13 and go in the regular season when they force the turnover and the three games.
They didn't force the turnover.
They lost the Eagles, the Chargers before the others.
You have to force turnovers.
It's just how you d'oh and you gotta win times possession for the 40 Niners.
Their goal is going to be keeping Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron. Zoe's about Adam's off the field.
You can't score any points if you don't have your offense on the field, if you're just running down the defense's throat, then you're gonna be eating up a bunch of clock and you're not gonna be ableto you're not gonna be able to win the game because your offense isn't on the field.
So you have to force turnovers and then you have the slowdown.
Kittle So metal clerk said in Hiss.
I said in his press conference that he's the most complete tight end there is in the game, and I definitely agree with him.
You know, he he will be a great receiver when you need him to be a great receiver and he'll be a great run or pass blocker when, um when they needed him to be.
He's absolutely a threat and always, and he only had maybe like 20 yards last week against the Vikings.
But he they ran the ball so much that they just needed him completely for run blocking and he did.
Wow, you've seen videos of him completely like running people over safeties.
Porter's all these people just knocking them over because he's ah, big guy and he can handle a lot when it comes to blocking.
And the one thing the main thing for me actually is the eliminate the run game.
Everybody saw how San Francisco was able to run down the Vikings throat.
Even with this, like, decently good defense that the Vikings actually have.
They were able to run down their throats right down the middle gas from the whole time.
There was maybe a nine play drive where the 40 Niners just ran it every single time.
It ended up being a touchdown.
You can't let that happen.
The Packers are not gonna be able to win if they can't stop the wrong.
They need to almost basically eliminated, because if they're eliminating the run, that's forcing Jimmy Garoppolo to throw and assault.
When he gets under pressure, he throws interceptions, interceptions.
That's just how uses a quarterback.
So you mean a play him under pressure? You need to eliminate the run game, get the ball Jimmy Garoppolo, Sze hands and our safeties and our corners.
They're gonna be able to read him like an open book and force interceptions.
So everybody knows that the Packers need to have the game of their life.
That's just how it is.
The 40 Niners are this hard team.
They're gonna be able to play.
They were only predicted the wind, maybe six games and then they end up going 13 and three there.
Their offense is good.
They have a run game.
They have a past him and have a good quarterback.
They have a great pass rush.
They have a great secondary.
I mean, this is a This is a complete team.
This is probably the most complete team we've seen in a while, and especially with the last four teams that are left in the playoffs easily.
The Packers can't come out and think that players fans just can't They can't come out and think that the Packers are gonna just Oh, they lost are sending out embarrassed.
They're just gonna shut down this team.
That's not how it's gonna go.
It's gonna be for me.
It's gonna be a very high scoring game.
I mean, the 40 Niners defense is great, but to me, it's gonna be a lot.
There's gonna be a lot on the run game for the 40 Niners and the Packers, like run defense is not that good.
It's not like, Oh, they're gonna completely eliminate the run game.
Obviously, that's the top thing that they need to do.
But, you know, it's not gonna happen.
They're gonna probably allow over 100 yard dressing.
I mean, the 40 Niners have three good running backs.
You never know who's gonna be in there. Always.
They're always gonna be like there's gonna be someone that's always healthy.
That's ready to run all over our defense.
The Packers? Absolutely.
You're not going to get embarrassed again.
This is a whole different ball game.
It's the playoffs.
So I have some stats for you that are actually kind of mind blowing.
The running game has really helped us the season.
Clearly, every Packers fan knows this, but four of Aaron Rodgers slashed four of the seven playoff losses the defense has given up 44 45 51 37 points, four of the seven losses.
So that's a lot of pressure on Aaron Rodgers to be able to catch up to that, especially without a wide receiver, too.
I mean, he's done it.
You've seen him have great comebacks, but against this team, that's gonna be way too much to ask for.
So the defense needs to step up. They need.
They can't allow it like, ah, high scoring game.
Although I think that's what it's going to be.
I think it might end up just being shootout which quarterback and outplay the other quarterback.
And if you look at quarterback comparisons, obviously, Aaron Rodgers is the better quarterback.
So if that's what it comes down to, I think that the Packers are gonna be able to pull this out.
But I said that the 40 Niners are the most complete team of the playoffs, which they are.
They have everything.
But if you're just looking at the Packers team in general, this is the most complete Packers team I've seen in a while.
I mean, we don't have a 1,000,000 like running backs that are always gonna be healthy, like the 40 Niners.
But we have Aaron Jones.
We have a good pass game.
We have a good quarterback.
We have a great pass rush.
Um, you know our secondaries pretty good.
It's they're young, but they're getting better.
They're doing well.
Um, so in the three games that Aaron Rodgers didn't throw a touchdown pass for this season.
They went for you know, he didn't throw a touchdown pass against the Cowboys.
Trying to think I don't really remember the other two games.
But you know Aaron Jones is the reason why this team was winning.
They, huh? He didn't throw a touchdown pass and they still came out on one.
But before that, when air lodges didn't throw touchdown past, they were four intent.
The Packers were foreign.
Think about I mean, he was.
He was the reason why the Packers would win.
And the fact that he doesn't throw a touchdown pass.
And now the Packers can win shows me that they have a chance against this team.
Like I said, it's not.
It's not gonna be like the first matchup was anyone, if any, 40 Niners fan.
Are any ****stan think that this is gonna be a blowout, either direction? They're crazy.
The Packers have those games all season, and that's how it's gonna be.
It's gonna be a close game.
It's gonna come down to the fourth quarter the last five minutes.
Whoever has the ball last, Most likely just how it was in the Seattle game.
That's who's gonna be the winner.
So for me, I think that if we get Aaron Jones going and Lazard steps up, then it's really gonna be our offense is really gonna look great, just like they did just like they did against the Seahawks.
And then if you slow down Kettle and you actually are able to eliminate the run game, then I think you're gonna be able to intern for forced turnovers, which is gonna have our defense stand out to me.
The Packers are going to come out strong.
It looked good last week.
If they can perform like the dead last week against the Seahawks, but obviously with a step up since they're facing a stronger team in the 40 Niners, I think the Packers can pull it out.
I have the package coming out on top 24 21.
So thanks for joining me.
I'm actually gonna be doing a breakdown of the ah, Why can't I think of the A F C game? Oh, the Chiefs and Titans.
I'm gonna be doing them tomorrow, So I hope you guys are killing me. Thank you.